“Infrastructure is the keystone of economic development and freight rail delivers for California. Railroads connect our ports to national markets, support farmers in the Central Valley and deliver manufactured goods across North America – in the most environmentally friendly way possible over land.”

Gurbax Sahota is an experienced association professional who convenes and leads multiple economic development support organizations aligned with the goal of helping businesses thrive in California. She holds senior positions with the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), the California Academy for Economic Development, and the California Enterprise Development Authority.

As President & CEO of CALED, Sahota focuses on creating strategic partnerships to promote the value of economic development and create a stronger voice for economic developers at the state and local level. She also helped create a strong foundation for CALED and its affiliate organizations by both raising funds and implementing sustainable financial practices so it can continue to provide services and benefits to economic developers, helping them to make a difference growing local economies across the state.

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